Finish It Up Friday ~ 30s Baby Quilt

This was a fun, quick little finish. Just what I needed with all the DIY going on this month.

And I felt quite virtuous using up these orphan blocks!

I’ve had this vintage fabric in my stash for years and it turned out to be perfect for the back of this little quilt.

My machine finished bindings still need work. I plan to get a good lesson in August when my fiend Zenia from A Quilted Passion comes to visit. She’s the master at this!

Have a great day!

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict , Crazy Mom Quilts , Busy Hands Quilts

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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10 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ 30s Baby Quilt

  1. It looks great. The quilting suits it.

  2. Lisa says:

    It’s a lovely way to use up the orphans and the backing is perfect with it.

  3. Yay! A great finish this week for you.

  4. anudge says:

    This came out darling. You might want to post it at Let’s Make Baby Quilts.

  5. Great use of orphan blocks! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF too

  6. abydolinger says:

    The Quilting design adds wonderful movement in the alternate green blocks! Hooray for a fun finish!

  7. Rebecca Grace says:

    This is darling, Katy! I’ve never seen bowties mixed with 9-patches before. It feels very vintage 1930s to me, perfect with your fabrics! I want to learn to do machine binding, too, ever since I timed myself and discovered that it took me 6 HOURS to hand stitch binding on a little 50″ x 50″ quilt! I’ve been collecting machine binding tutorials that other quilters recommend to me: • Susie’s Magic Binding Tutorial: http://www.52quilts.com/2012/05/tuesday-tutorial-susies-magic-binding.html
    • Leah Day’s Binding Tutorial, hand stitch corners ahead of time: https://leahday.com/pages/how-to-bind-a-quilt-by-machine
    • Fat Quarter Shop Binding Tutorial, 3/8” extra batting notched at corners to reduce bulk: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VgaXP6kd8bc
    • Sew Shelly Quilts Binding Tutorial using Bernina Flat Fell Foot #71: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpl-7L4SEzM
    • Susan at Quilt Fabrication’s Elmer’s Glue Method: http://www.quiltfabrication.com/2015/03/place-mats-and-binding-with-glue.html
    • Missouri Star Quilt Co. Traditional Hand Finished Binding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vCWpxBRs20
    I’m thinking that one of the glue methods might be a big help to me, but I do hope you’ll do a tutorial of your own when your friend comes to help you. There are still going to be some quilts that call for hand stitched binding, but I need a more practical method for finishing the non-heirlooms!

  8. Sandi says:

    I love it! It’s a lovely little quilt. Hugs,

  9. The muted colors of the front are so perfect for a baby quilt. I really like that happy yellow on the back and binding. Are you switching to machine binding more now due to your carpal tunnel?

  10. Kathy D. says:

    What a sweet little quilt! Your quilting gives it great texture. Someone will be thrilled to receive this one.

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